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Do not buy this book
on 11 December 2012
I must admit when I heard there was a 'Revised and Expanded' edition of this book, I was really looking forward to seeing new content for Deathly Hallows 2.
When the first edition of Film Wizardry came out, I loved it. It was well worth the money, so I thought why not get the revised edition, with all the extra pages and content.
The second edition is a COMPLETE waste of money. With a MASSIVE 6 extra pages (Returning to Gringotts; The Battle at Hogwarts; and 'the Tale of the Three Brothers') :S :S ... while this is great, it really came as a shock. I could have done without this edition - I was definetely expecting atleast another 14-20 pages. Also the quality of this book has been 'dumbed down'. Forgive my choice of words here. If you have both editions of this book, you will know exactly what I mean. The quality in the pages is terrible; and the overall print of the images are darker throughout the book; you can't really see the darker pictures clearly. Also the removable props are not well designed as they were in the first edition; and the colouring is off. Having looked at both editions side by side, I was very dissapointed with the second release. The bonus photo book that comes with this edition is completely useless. I would have preferred another bonus removable prop (a page from the Daily Prophet, perhaps?).
If you do not have the first edition, then I'd suggest buying this due to the extra pages / content. But if you have the first edition already, do yourself a favour and save your money.
Film Wizardry overall is a fantastic book; the content and the layout of the book is well designed, but the revised edition was a serious let down.